Situated in Northern France fronting the Channel lies the region of Normandy, dotted with charming harbours, beautiful parks, chateaux and gardens and linked to a handful of world-important creations: Monet's paintings, the Bayeaux tapestry and Camembert cheese.
Tour Normandy to explore pretty Honfleur, the region's best-preserved old port with its yacht dockside and slate fronted, shoulder to shoulder houses, or discover Monet's gardens at Giverny, recognisable in many of his paintings. Stop at the village of Camembert to try its finest namesake cheese or roam the Chateau de Vascoeuil with its classic manor house, landscaped gardens, art and sculpture displays and tempting tearooms.
A large part of many people's trips to Normandy are the much documented D-Day landing beaches. Pieces of shrapnel can still be found here, where 100,000 soldiers lost their lives in World War II.